This article is part of our College Basketball Waiver Wire series.
Although Kentucky has had plenty of impressive wins this season, its domination of Tennessee on Saturday felt like a statement by coach John Calipari and his players. The Wildcats roughed up the Volunteers, who had prided themselves on toughness. It will be interesting to see how things work out when the teams play against in two weeks in Knoxville. Coach Rick Barnes will have his troops ready and they likely will hit better than 28.0 percent of their 3-pointers. Guards Lamonte Turner and Jordan Bowden were 0-of-11 on Saturday. There probably aren't too many Wildcats or Volunteers on your waiver wire, but some of these players could be worthy of a late-season pickup.
Garrison Brooks, forward, North Carolina Tar Heels
As if the Tar Heel frontcourt wasn't stocked enough with Luke Maye and Cameron Johnson, Brooks is starting to produce some pleasant numbers. The 6-foot-9 sophomore is not a primary option on offense with so many talented teammates, but he has scored 12 points twice in the last five games. He is a more consistent factor on the boards with 7.8 rebounds in his last four games. In the win over NC State, Brooks tallied eight points on 4-of-4 from the field, 10 rebounds and six assists. North Carolina plays at Duke before returning home for Florida State.
Abdoulaye Gueye, forward, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Not much has gone right for the Yellow Jackets in ACC play. Coach Josh Pastner's team is generally overmatched by some of the deepest